Thursday, December 18, 2014

Two generations and a fitting conclusion

As many of you know, I have always been a fan of the Original STAR TREK, it set the standard for many in the television and film industry and many of us grew up wishing we could have been part of this epic series that ended in May of 1970.

In the past several years, two fan based series have come about to continue and complete the original 5 year mission of theh Starship Enterprise.  One of the most recent is simply titled STAR TREK Continues.

This series began with a bang.  Its' first episode "Pilgrim of Eternity" picks up where "Who Moarns for Adonais" a second season episode where the crew of the Enterprise encounters the God Apollo.

In this episode a young Michael Forest plays the God Apollo and offers the crew of the Enterprise paradise if they simply will bow down to hum and placate his needs.

There was no real exploration of the character of Apollo, correction the God Apollo in any real depth, very few refrences to who he was and his abilities were made, he was more a simple character to play off the dramatic tale,

This for most cases was how Trek and other dramatic series of the day were written.

Jump to 2013 and STAR TREK Continues pilot episode  "Pilgrim of Eternity"  2 years have passed since the Enterprises original encounter with Apollo.

Yet Apollo has aged nearly 50 years and is claiming he has changed, that he and the other Greek Gods had gone to the realm and this was to be where they were to rest in peace for all eternity.  But this is not the case, the realm has become an entity that drains the powers of the Gods to survive.

Apollo truely is alone, the last of the Olympian Gods and all he wants is to live in peace as a mortal among humans.

Kirk and especially Scotty find it hard to accept this.  But this time instead of Apollo putting the crew of the Enterprise at risk, we get to understand who  this God was, is.  He is given the chance to tell his tale, to sing and recite poetry and do something he is less known for, to heal.

By the time we get to the end of Pilgrim... we have a deeper understanding of the God Apollo and  a deeper understanding of the principles of the Enterprise.

Michael Forest is able to  come back and play this part in a fresh manner.

This truly is a well crafted story that gives great empathy to the God Apollo and gives us a new generation taking us to where No Man has Gone Before, again with the spirit of the original series.

May STAR TREK Continues Live long and Prosper.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Mondays Music some special Holiday memories

Christmas was always a special time for me, but for several  years it was very empty, until six year when my woderful wife Naila Moon entered my life.  

Some of my memories include when my mom and I went to Hawaii to visit my Aunt Caroline and her Son David and her husband David.  This was in 1975 and it was a very special time.  My dad had died the year before and this was the first time we had visited my Aunt and her family.


This Christmas was special because I was introduced to a Hawaiian rock band featuring my uncle Davids' son.  The band Klapano and here is one of their songs from all those tears ago


One of my earlier memories was when my mom and dad and my brother Geoff had Cristmas in Denver around a living Christmas tree,

This was a  song off of one of my christmas presents that year,  Back when I liked this group.

In 1973 my brother Geoff got married on Christmas day, we were in California for this event,  
In 1985 we spent Christmas in Disney land in California, my mom, me my brother, his step daughter and wife.

a favorite song from one of my favorite holiday specials

In 2008 i wed my wonderful wife, in 2009 i went Missouri and found out what a big family Christmas was all about.
So these are some of my memories and the music that has been special to me this time of year.  I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas or Happy Holiday no matter your celebration,




Tuesday, December 9, 2014

GRACEPOINT a 10 part mini series that will have you on the edge of your seat

Eight weeks ago a mini series titled Gracepoint began,  This series is reminiscent of Twin Peaks a series that ran in the mid 1980'w and starred Kyle McLaughlan.een 

Gracepoint is a community near San Francisco where Danny Solano, a young boy is found dead on a beach, Detective Emmett Carver (David Tennant , The Doctor), is brought in to lead the investigation,

As the mini series progressed various peoples lives are exposed as flawed from Jack Reinhold (Nick Nolte) to the skeletons in Detective Carvers' closet are revealed.

The episodes are intense and keep you on the edge of your seat and leave you gasping and wondering what will happen next.

If you haven't seen the series yet, you can still catch up if you have Xfinity/Comcast you can see the episodes on demand.

This is a chance to see David Tennant in a very different role from the Doctor in DOCTOR WHO, Tennant has a beard and a very convincing American accent.

David Tennant formerly THE DOCTOR

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David Tennant and Nick Nolte


Sunday, December 7, 2014

Mondays Music Moves Me. Music of Pearl Harbor

This music was playing December 7th 1941 when the U.S. Navy and Army Air Corps were attacked at Pearl Harbor Hawaii.

Let us never forger the men and women who served and survived the attack on Pearl Harbor and fought in World War 2

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Giveaway from Michael Tepper $25.00 paypal plus book #kidsbooks




Introducing Mark Tepper, childrens book author.  I have not read this book yet, but it looks like it will be a good read.


Author Mark Tepper is a busy man who works for Winthrop Hospital in New York and for the United States Postal Service. In his spare time he writes children's stories.


Lines That Rhyme is his first published work. This story is a collection of rhymes where children try to guess the answer of the rhyme by clues given throughout the book. Children use acquired knowledge to guess the answer before looking at the corresponding picture on the back of the page.

His book is written in both English and Spanish editions.



To introduce himself and the book to the general public, Mark Tepper is giving away to one lucky winner $25 Paypal and a signed copy of his book in paperback. Enter in the Rafflecopter below for your chance. Make sure to read all the rules in disclosure and good luck!

Disclosure:
This giveaway has been arranged by Away We Go Media on behalf of Mark Tepper who is responsible for this giveaway. Chronicles From the Man Cave  was asked to promote this giveaway and was  not compensated for this post.

This giveaway is open to US only. The giveaway will run from December 5, 2014 at 12 Midnight MST through December 20, 2014 at Midnight MST. There will be one winner and will be chosen at random by Rafflecopter.com. This giveaway is in no way endorsed by Facebook, Twitter, or any other social media outlet.

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Michael Samuels Giveaway 5 winners





This is a powerful book that will change yoour life.  Read it and you will be able to accomplish anything you put your mind to.


Have you heard at least something about the laws of attraction.

How about,  Just Ask The Universe by author Michael Samuels?
Just Ask the Universe is not a book of New Age gobbledygook filled with empty promises.  Just Ask the Universe is a realistic guide to personal development. By creating a blueprint for self-growth and commanding your subconscious mind, the Universe will manifest all your dreams.

For over two decades, Michael Samuels has studied and methodically tested hundreds of books on self-improvement, spirituality, and the metaphysical. Just Ask the Universe accumulates the wisdom from “thought teachers” like: Wallace Wattles, Anthony Robbins, Rhonda Byrne, Joseph Murphy, Robert Collier, and Napoleon Hill, and compiles it under one unified lesson: if your thoughts are clear and in harmony with your mind and the truth of your surroundings, your life can be filled with all the richness the Universe has to offer. 
This giveaway has been arranged by Away We Go Media on behalf of Michael Samuels who is responsible for this giveaway.Chronicles from the man cave   was asked to promote this giveaway and was not compensated for this post.
This giveaway is open to 18+ years of age and US only. The giveaway will run from December 5, 2014 at 12 Midnight MST through December 20, 2014 at Midnight MST. There will be five (5)  winners and will be chosen at random by Rafflecopter.com.
NOTE: The first entry on the Rafflecopter is mandatory. You must enter your full name, address, and email in order to be eligible for this giveaway. However, this sole entry does not constitute a win for you as you must enter at least one other entry. If you do not follow this rule you will be automatically disqualified. All entries will be verified. Your address will not be sold to any third party and only viewed and used by Away We Go Media for the purposed of the winners chosen.
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To reintroduce this book, Michael Samuels is having a giveaway. This time he is giving away five prizes to five winners! If you would like your chance at one of these five prizes enter the Rafflecopter below. Make sure that you read the rules.


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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

A very interesting Episode of THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E

Sometimes you find yourself amazed by an episode of an old television show, because in one episode you have several major actors, who had yet to become famous or work together and have their own series.

This past Sunday, I saw an Episode of The man from U.N.C.L.E which not only filled these aspects but even pre shadowed MISSION IMPOSSIBLE, which would not exist for four years.

The Episode was  'The Project Stirgis Affair'  which aired November 24th 1964.  The episode involved a diplomat Laslo Kurasov (Werner Klemperer, Colonel Klink from Hogans' Heroes) who wanted to increase political tension between the Eastern Block and The West.  Kurasovs'' aid a much more cautious party member Vladeck, played by Leonard Nimoy (Yes Spock was a bad guy) who tried to keep Kurasov reigned in, with no luck.

U.N.C.L.E. use a brilliant engineer who had left a major company to strike out on his own as bait.  The Engineer Michael Donfield , William Shatner is given a formula for a secret nerve gas that isn't and made to look like he is defecting.

The plot is well acted and it is surprising to see four actors before they became famous with their successful series a few years in the future.

So here is a series of clips from this episode featuring Werner Klemperer, Leonard Nimoy William Shatner and David McCullum.

Oh as to how this Episode preshadowed MISSION IMPOSSIBLE, Hmm do I tell you or have you see the episode itself the next time it airs on Me TV?

Let's put it this way, the ending is very much right out of Mission Impossible, you will just have to wait and see how.

Here are the clips via Youtube


Werner Klemperer Colonel Klink Hogans' Heroes 1966-1970
William Statner Star Trek 1966-1970 1979 1994 TJ Hooker1982-1986 Best known.
Leonard Nimoy Star Trek 1965-1970 Mission Impossible Paris 1969-1971
David McCallum The Man From U.N.C.L.E 1966-1968
NCIS Ducky 2003-2014